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Also Known As: Richard Karn Wilson Died:
Born: February 17, 1956 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Seattle, Washington, USA Profession: actor

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Husky, bearded character actor who plays the gentle, teddy-bearish Al on ABC's hit sitcom "Home Improvement" (1991-99). As Tim Allen's supremely competent but terribly shy sidekick, Karn comes off as the brain behind the show-within-the-show.

Husky, bearded character actor who plays the gentle, teddy-bearish Al on ABC's hit sitcom "Home Improvement" (1991-99). As Tim Allen's supremely competent but terribly shy sidekick, Karn comes off as the brain behind the show-within-the-show.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 MVP 2: Most Vertical Primate (2002) Ollie Plant
2.
3.
 Pooch and the Pauper, The (2000) Agent Drainville
4.
 Bram Stoker's Legend of the Mummy (1998) Bruce Renard
5.
 Picture Perfect (1995) George Thomas
7.
 World Poker Tour: Hollywood Home Game (2004) Contestant (Episode 2)
10.
 Celebrity Homes (1999)
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1984:
Played lead in off-Broadway production, "Losing It"
1986:
Broadway debut as "the suit of armor" in the hit musical, "Me & My Girl"
1990:
Made primetime TV debut on Carol Burnett's "Carol & Company" (date approximate)
1991:
Cast as a regular on the hit ABC series "Home Improvment"
2001:
Toplined "MVP2: Most Vertical Primate"
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Education

University of Washington: Seattle , Washington -

Notes

In 1993, Karn started the annual Richard Karn Celebrity Golf Tournament.

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wife:
Tudi Roche. Singer, actor. Met when both were in Off-Broadway production, "The Other Shore"; has recurring role on "Home Improvement".

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father:
Gene Wilson. Architect.
mother:
Lou Wilson. Artist. Deceased.
sister:
Sue Wilson. Born c. 1951.
son:
Cooper Karn. Born March 4, 1993 during the broadcast of an episode of "Home Improvement" wherein Al goes on his first date.
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Bibliography close complete biography

"House Broken: How I Remodeled My House for Just Under Three Times the Original Bid" HarperEntertainment

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